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The goBILDA Blog

New Products Overview - April 2019

New Products Overview - April 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on May 6th 2019

Author Christopher Morley once wrote, "April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks go". Well we were definitely thinking "go" this April with the release of our first goBILDA chassis kit which also happens to be goBILDA's first foray into mecanum motion. The Strafer Chassis Kit (No Wheels) [ 3209-0001-0001] comes with our new wheel adaptors which allow you to use AndyMark, VEX, Nexus, or Tetrix wheels. While you don't have to use mecanum wheels with this kit, it was desig … read more
New Products Overview - March 2019

New Products Overview - March 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Apr 3rd 2019

Our R&D team just keeps Marching on (yeah... I just couldn't help myself). Here is the lineup of new products that stepped out last month. We advanced into the month by launching a Pattern Mount Universal Joint (4005-0016-0001) which utilizes ball bearings. As the name implies, it is a universal joint which attaches to the 16mm Pattern making it easy to attach components such as goRAIL and goTUBE. It enables you to keep things spinning with a working angle of up to 55º. W … read more
How Strong is goBILDA Plastic Chain?

How Strong is goBILDA Plastic Chain?

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Mar 29th 2019

You may be surprised just how strong goBILDA plastic chain actually is. You can see in the video below that two loops can quite readily hold myself, my hubris, and my dorky dad-joke style sense of humor. We are not just talking about a carefully still suspension of weight either. Oh no, there were no camera tricks involved here kids. We are talking about several takes of an actual forklift ascending one Jason worth of weight - as fast as it could - as high as our forklift driver was comfortab … read more
New Products Overview - February 2019

New Products Overview - February 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Mar 13th 2019

Sometimes it’s the little things that count. Offset standoffs are no exception. They assist in situations when you need to mount a part with an even number of holes onto a part with an odd number of holes such that they are centered with each other. They also come in especially handy when positioning V-Wheels and W-Wheels on channel so they line up with V-Guides. Last September we launched with only two tooth options for timing belts. But last month we doubled that, bringing the 72 tooth … read more
New Products Overview - January 2019

New Products Overview - January 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Feb 26th 2019

Here at goBILDA, the right way to ring in the new year is with new products! This January we brought in 26 new SKUs. Keep reading for a brief breakdown of what’s new. When working with our synthetic cable you will appreciate our new V-Groove Pulley (3408-0001-0001). It uses a V-Groove Bearing inside of a Steel Pulley Shield to create a smooth and strong pulley. The steel shield can also be purchased separately (2914-0002-0001). For those of you coming over from  Actobotics, w … read more
New Products Overview - a Look Back at 2018

New Products Overview - a Look Back at 2018

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Jan 28th 2019

It has already been a four months since we launched. Wow that went fast! It’s been a pleasure to see you all using goBILDA and to hear from you (we always welcome feedback)! Meanwhile, we have been busy pushing ourselves to be prolific. In fact, from our launch date (in September) to the end of the year, we deployed 55 new SKUs and generated 250 new Product Insights! Let’s take a quick stroll through the new product releases from 2018 shall we? September We officially launched on Se … read more
Welcome to goBILDA!

Welcome to goBILDA!

Posted by Jason on Aug 30th 2018

Do you ever get that feeling like you just need to build something? We do. In fact we’ve spent the last two years conceptualizing, building and refining what we believe is the best darn metric build system there is. Why? Because we wanted to provide a solution that lowers the barrier-to-entry for new makers, while having no glass ceiling for seasoned builders. When you need to craft something larger or stronger than you can 3d print, when you need to make a moving mechanism but lack the drill sk … read more